Plans for 2018

I’m so excited about the plans I’ve made for the new year. I’ve been aching for the fresh start feeling I get every January. I know it’s just a state of mind and that very little changes when the first of the year arrives, but I still love it. This year I’ve finally found a Read more

NaNoWriMo 2017

You know what this means! November 1st will be the beginning of a thirty-day trek to reach fifty thousand words on a new piece of fiction. If you’re participating as well, let’s be buddies!

Finding The Right Job For My Main Character

The Importance Of The Right Job For A Character Adults spend most of their waking hours working. I think it’s safe to say that our jobs affect our lives at home. I know that I’ve had jobs that affected my home life in unexpected ways. Some jobs were so stressful that I was a pain Read more

Novel Progress Update

Time to update you on the progress I’ve made on my novel The Art of Being Vulnerable. While I know I don’t have a pretty synopsis or any mock back cover copy for you to read, this is where I’m at so far. Total word count: 33,593 It was much longer at the end of Read more

Learning As I Write

What is the one thing you love to do more than anything else? For me, it’s learning. I love to learn. It doesn’t matter if I’m learning by trial and error or if I’m watching a how-to video, or even reading a book. I love to learn. As a writer, my love of learning and Read more

I’m Going to Camp!

  Camp NaNoWriMo It’s not your traditional kind of camp. Camp NaNoWriMo is the spring/summer version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) which is in November. In NaNoWriMo, novelists are challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days. At camp, however, the goal can be a bit more flexible. Camp is run twice a year, Read more

Book Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Awards: Pen/Faulkner Award Winner, Michael L. Printz Award, Stonewall Book Award, Pura Belpré Award, Lambda Literary Award What I liked: I love these characters. I really got a sense of who Ari was because his personality was so well-developed and portrayed Read more

New Adventures

It’s time for a new adventure. I have decided to follow the dream I’ve had since I was just a child, the dream of being a writer. Rather than spend my weekdays building someone else’s dream for a paycheck, I have made the decision to leave my job and pour all my creative energy into Read more